Yep, that’s a healthy green smoothie?
I realize things like these are rather scarce over here, at this little place of mine.
But before you start wondering whether I’ve overcome a head injury recently, let me explain what’s going on…
I made this smoothie yesterday. That allowed me to tick off my first New Year’s resolution – to bring a little more health into my life.
Then I did three (3) sit-ups.
I was feeling amazing.
A new person was born.
Today I made a batch of cookies and had two glasses of wine.
So everything is back to normal.
The new person has grown up rather quickly, it seems.
Still I wonder what made me feel better, the alkalizing smoothie or the lovely wine.
Need to think it all through.
Here’s what you need to prepare this healthy beverage.
1. Pour the juice into the blender.
2. Add the lemon juice.
Minus the seeds.
3. Grab a handful of fresh spinach leaves.
They have rather mild flavor so they won’t affect the final taste of your drink substantially.
4. And throw them into the blender.
5. Peel the fresh ginger and grate it finely.
Fresh ginger is beyond healthy but very flavorful.
A little goes a long way.
We need just about 1/4 teaspoon.
6. And into the blender it goes as well.
7. Blend till liquefied and green.
This super detox smoothie is great for alkalizing your system. It is refreshing and packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber, and enzymes.
And when you drink it, you’ll feel like a new person.
Enjoy, dear friends.
(This recipe was loosely adapted from pattycake.ca.)
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89 thoughts on “Detox Smoothie”
You are in doubt??!!! It’s ALL good!
Cookies & smoothie…w/a wine chaser to unite them all in bliss…now THAT’s brunch!
This looks fresh and wonderful! Beautiful photos. 🙂
Looks delish. Great photos as usual.
ha… you are such fun! But, please tell me. Does the smoothie taste good? Does the lemon and pineapple juice help it go down easily? I’d be willing to give it a try if it is good 🙂
SO nice visiting with you! Happy weekend!
…yes, it tastes good. If you tolerate the taste of fresh ginger, it does. And exactly as you’ve said, the lemon and pineapple are the main flavors, so it’s nice. If you find it too sweet, you may want to add some water. Enjoy your detox and have a wonderful weekend too! 🙂 Petra
I’ve seen quite a few recipes that call for spinach in smoothies and while I’ve never tried it, it mustn’t taste too bad if it’s so common. I must gather the courage and try this sometime!
I HATE spinach, but I eat it every day! I put fresh baby spinach (like 2 handfuls!), a few large scoops of peach yogurt, a full pear, and a banana and blend it up. It gives you a serving or 2 of dairy, fruit, and veggies plus it tastes sooooo good! Add a little flax and it’s incredible! Don’t be afraid of the spinach, it won’t bite 😉
It’s not bad at all. I make a smoothie with a cup of non fat greek yogurt, 1 cup of blueberries (or raspberries, blackberries, strawberries), about 1/2 cup of orange juice and a big handful of baby spinach. It blends right in and you don’t even know it’s there! Soooooo good and good for you!
I just went to the store . I will try this tomorrow sounds on point. It will help me get on the treadmill
I Loved the smoothie. I relish all dishes and drinks with spinach. I am surely going to try this…
So random – I went to the grocery store tonight and bought fresh spinach because I heard it is a great addition in smoothies. I wasn’t really sure how it would taste, or if it would even work… Then I logged onto Tastespotting and saw your picture. It was like fate. Now I know how to make a great spinach smoothie 🙂
very tasty. Will drink daily.
This photo looks amazing .. I love all the ingredients you added… spinach .. ginger .. lemon .. have to try how it taste when you mix them in a smoothie 🙂
I just made this for my boyfriend and I, and although we both loved it, I felt it was missing something. So, before I finished my smoothie, I added a capful of white Caribbean rum. It stopped seeming like it was missing something and became even more awesome!
My boyfriend still feels it was AMAZING and is “reaping the health benefits”.
But I feel good, good for the vitamins and good for the rum.
Clearly I have an issue with alcohol free drinks….
What an awesome idea! Cheers! 🙂
Your spinach looks like Kale? What type of Spinach is shown in the picture? Thanks for sharing a lovely recipe. 🙂
hehe. I bought it with label reading spinach. Hopefully, it is spinach. that’s all I can say. hehe
Nine, she is using spinach. It’s just not the nice round baby spinach we’re all used to seeing. 🙂
i tried this drink last night and i loved it! thanks for sharing this. i admit, i was a little timid about it at first, but i’m a fan 😀
1 1/4 cup is not 210 ml. (seeing as how 1 cup is 250 ml)
JUST A CORRECTION.
I’m excited to try this. 😀
Thanks so much. I’ve already corrected that. 🙂 Petra
I stumbled here by accident but I think its a good one:) Love your site Thanks for sharing such wonderful recipes:)
Hi Vims, welcome and enjoy! 😉 Petra
That looks beautiful – I can’t wait to try it! And to calm anyone’s worries about spinach in smoothies: A while ago I had bought a ton of broccoli rabe and was trying to get rid of it before it went bad. One of the strategies was blending it into smoothies. As long as I used lots of flavorful stuff in it (bananas and frozen mangoes are awesome!) you couldn’t really taste it at all, and believe me, spinach is a lot more bland than broccoli rabe. 🙂 Good luck!
Just tried this smoothie today. Shared it with my husband and 17 year old son. We all really liked the interesting flavors. Its a good one!
Hi Kimberly. I’m glad you and your family like it. Enjoy! 🙂 Petra
I love it! I’ve been trying to drink one everyday.
I love my healthy smoothies, I’ll have to give this one a try!
Can u make it without ginger an it still work?
Yes, you can, there’s still plenty of fruit, vitamins and fiber. Enjoy! 🙂 Petra
Does it have to be fresh ginger or can I use ground ginger?
Fresh ginger is nutritionally more rich, I think. But ground ginger is great too. Enjoy! 🙂 Petra
Can you drink it everyday? Or what do you recommend? I drank it for the third day in a row and did not feel good. Thanks!
I recommend this once or twice a week. That should be enough! 🙂 Petra
Just tried this smoothie. Eyed the ingredients, put in extra ginger (I know it has a lot of health benefits so I figured better to go with a heavy hand). Even though I hate ginger, this smoothie is excellent! Tastes fantastic. Very unique taste. Hope it makes me feel fantastic. Thanks a lot for the idea!
Happy health to you all
I just found you on pinterest with this smoothie. I will have to try it, because I have only been doing smoothies with fruit and yogurt. I could use a few more veggies.. Also LOVE that you have real goodies here also… I am a new fan…
Loved this smoothie! Thanks!
Great recipe…I pinned you!!!
it is good (i think-my husband doesn’t enjoy it) it is THICK
Don’t forget the frozen fruit!
What are the health benefits of this smoothie? I really like the taste but am not seeing any health benefits. Am I missing something?
Yum!!! I made it and it is delicious. My veggie hating 9 year old even gave it a try and liked it. Thanks. 🙂
Made this today and drank the whole thing! This is huge for me, I’m not a big green veggie eater and the idea of a green smoothie freaks me out mentally. I thought it was delicious!! Thanks for the recipe!
Um. I just burnt up my blender’s motor doing this. lol! But I’m not giving up. I REALLY want to try this today.
Bet you could substitute 1/2 a ripe avocado for the spinach and have another variation on this smoothie.
Pic looks good enough to drink! LOL
I’m a big smoothie person and have tried all kinds of combos.
Will add this one to my list!
I love this drink!! However, I am a little worried why you called it “detox”……….
FABULOUS! I made some for my hubby and I…didn’t have enough pineapple juice, so mixed in a little apple juice with it. The ginger is what makes it zing! Thanks for sharing….we both love it!
Awesome! Just made this, and will be trying different versions, but love that i can put spinach in a smoothie. Thanks so much for the recipe!
Just discovered your site via Pinterest … love it! Your crochet, recipes & wit are wonderful! I look forward to trying this smoothie! It reminds me of the apple/pear/kale/lemon juice I made recently … my first time juicing with greens & we loved it. Amazing how the sweet tang of certain fruits dominates greens just right. I even added a teaspoon for healthy flaxseed oil & we couldn’t taste it (thank God). Cannot wait to enjoy your smoothie … I know it will be a hit as well! 😉
… oops! I meant to type “of healthy flaxseed oil”. Sigh … I just remembered the fresh pineapple in my fridge that I cut up over a week ago … ugh … hate it when that happens! But, you also reminded me of the bottle of red wine in the fridge … glass for tonight & the rest for cooking lamb for dinner tomorrow. 😉 Thank you (notice I ignored your reminder to do sit-ups … LOL!).
Made this this morning according to the recipe, but also added some frozen pineapple chunks just to try and thicken it up a little bit. I actually liked that this was a thinner smoothie….almost a frothy juice. I get tired of really thick, heavy smoothies that I can only drink about 1/3 of. This was SO YUMMY!! It tasted of pineapple and lemon with just a hint of ginger “zing” (and I usually hate fresh ginger!). Really delicious!
Looks good, I am going to add chia to it when I make it.
I make one in the juicer with, lemon, romaine, kale, ginger and apple it is so good!
OK, my new favorite now!!! (with chia)
I’ve made this & it tastes great! Thanks!
I just made this and it taste really good. thank you for the recipe!
This looks yummy. I want to try it soon. Can I drink this daily..just concerned because it says Detox…
sure, nothing in there to harm you… Enjoy! Petra 🙂
Is this supposed to be a meal replacement shake?
Hi Leah! I would not say so… unless you are on a diet and would like to have this shake instead of a snack. 🙂 Petra
Hi, I love the taste but what doe the actual pineapple juice do, isn’t it loaded with sugar? Would it be better to have juice from concentrate or not from concentrate? And last, I it better to use fresh or canned pineapples?
drinking this right now, yum!
How much protein per serving for this smoothie?
Do you have to use spinach leaves?,is their another vegetable you can use?.
Kale, it’s a little stronger – but it’s even better for you than spinach.
Thank you!! This sounds yummmy!!
Is this a once a day smoothie, once a week? once a month? just curious. I tried it and really liked it.
Daily, especially first thing in the am.
The idea that this “alkalizes” your “system” demonstrates a humorous ignorance of biology and its chemical underpinnings – but if you enjoy it and the placebo effect inspires you to get some exercise, then rock on.
im guessing you can use kale instaed of spinch. Kale has amazing benefits too
Could you use both?
Dayton, Lemon does alkalize the body, it may sound backward but its true, google it. I don’t understand why you have to be so rude, there is no reason to call someone ignorant. Especially since you don’t have the facts straight.
Dayton- The idea that this â€œalkalizesâ€ your â€œsystemâ€ demonstrates a humorous ignorance of biology and its chemical underpinnings â€“ but if you enjoy it and the placebo effect inspires you to get some exercise, then rock on.
This is called a detox smoothie. Does it cleanse your colon?
Yeah, detox – somewhat… Cleanses nothing really, but it’s better than what a lot of people shove in their stomach for breakfast. Just google a cleansing detox smoothie! You’ll get lots of ideas, & you can always tweak it as you please. Just remember what your trying to do… cleanse – detox or smoothie…. just sayin’ not a lot of people can do a real cleanse, cause it’s 3 per day for a couple of days, w/ only water, tea – plain – no sugar or milk, & a chicken broth. Now that’s a cleanse.
Guys, do your research before making comments. All of the ingredients in this smoothie alkalize the body and make it “work” better.
Will ground ginger give the same results? If so how much woul you use? Thanks
Ground ginger is like powdered onion, nothing like it!
I’m going to try this smoothie first thing in the morning. Headed for the grocery store once my son gets out of school. Will you be posting any more smoothie recipes? I would like to try a recipe with sweet potato, or watermelon/honey dew flavors.
I’m drinking this right now and it’s delicious! Thank you!
Petra, I love your blog. I have made the garlic knots, and now the detox smoothie. I made some improvements to it – added parsley, mint, fresh pineapple, fresh grapefruit and dry ginger. Delicious! Even my 4 year old kid liked it 🙂
You can see it here 🙂
This is an alkaline drink, and does help alkaline the body. Used together with other alkaline foods, it will improve your health because it does reduce the acid in your system.
What kind of pineapple juice? Just the regular bottled stuff you can buy in the grocery store?
Sure, these foods effect the pH in your STOMACH, but you can’t possibly believe that it does much else. And just like having too low of a pH in your stomach is bad, having too high (or alkaline) has possibly worse effects. Your stomach acid is there to kill a lot of the bacteria that you ingest, because there is a lot of it. That acid filters out and kills most of that stuff, so as you raise the pH you also let more stuff in. There’s always a chance you could get some nasty illness that you could’ve prevented otherwise. Just eat a good variety of foods and you’re golden.
Just found this one on pinterest. Yummy! Having it right now for breakfast.
Creative, healthy way with tasty drink
What’s up, I check your neew stuff regularly. Your
story-telling style is witty, keep it up!
How to do all can of juice
With Summers just around the corner, this will be a perfect beverage to serve 😀
I’ll have to give this one a try!